An investigation is underway following a Friday natural gas line explosion in a rural area of Marshall County.
The 24-inch buried line ruptured at about noon a few miles south of the community of Cameron off U.S. Route 250 near the West Virginia-Pennsylvania state line.
The line is off Reid Ridge near Fish Ridge and is owned by Williams Energy. Emergency officials said the rupture was so loud that residents in Cameron heard it. The 911 center received about 25 calls regarding the noise.
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Dept. says there was apparently no fire and no injuries.
Residents living in a three-mile radius of the site were evacuated until crews could get the gas valves shut off.
At around 2 p.m., fire officials determined it was safe for residents to return back to their homes.
The National Transportation Safety Board and other state agencies will be handling the investigation.